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  • FIFA unveils biennial World Cup plan, UEFA threatens boycott Sep 09, 2021 09:21 PM IST

    FIFA unveils biennial World Cup plan, UEFA threatens boycott

    Joined by retired greats, FIFA unveiled the proposal Thursday but the pushback from Europe was immediate as UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin confirmed it could launch a boycott by its teams which have dominated soccer's marquee event since Brazil won in 2002.

  • Soccer: UEFA reminds teams of sponsorship obligations after Ronaldo case Jun 17, 2021 07:17 PM IST

    Soccer: UEFA reminds teams of sponsorship obligations after Ronaldo case

    UEFA's Euro 2020 tournament director Martin Kallen said the main issue had been with Ronaldo's action but there was an understanding of players who did such things for religious reasons.

  • Euro 2020: Denmark's Christian Eriksen 'awake' after collapsing during Finland fixture; may not play football again says cardiologist Jun 13, 2021 08:35 AM IST

    Euro 2020: Denmark's Christian Eriksen 'awake' after collapsing during Finland fixture; may not play football again says cardiologist

    The Euro 2020 match between Denmark and Finland was suspended after Eriksen was given urgent medical attention on the field near the end of the first half. It was later resumed and the Finns went on to win their Group B opener 1-0 thanks to a Joel Pohjanpalo goal.

  • EURO 2020 | Denmark game suspended after Christian Eriksen collapses Jun 12, 2021 10:52 PM IST

    EURO 2020 | Denmark game suspended after Christian Eriksen collapses

    Eriksen was given treatment for about 10 minutes after collapsing on the field before being carried off on a stretcher. UEFA then announced the game had been suspended “due to a medical emergency.”

  • Football or cricket, investors love a profitable league Apr 23, 2021 03:02 PM IST

    Football or cricket, investors love a profitable league

    Fans love their teams and investors love a good performance on the revenue front 

  • The European Super League may have been stillborn, but its seeds will linger Apr 22, 2021 09:14 AM IST

    The European Super League may have been stillborn, but its seeds will linger

    The white-faced hypocrisy of it is that many of the clubs that were seeking a guaranteed existence in the European Super League on the basis of their past glories may never have got here had a similar system been in place even 20 years ago 

  • UEFA prize money for Champions League and Europa League to be cut for 5 years due to COVID-19 Oct 20, 2020 08:44 PM IST

    UEFA prize money for Champions League and Europa League to be cut for 5 years due to COVID-19

    The two competitions were suspended in March when the pandemic wreaked havoc on the global sporting calendar and only resumed in August after the top leagues in Europe wrapped up their respective seasons.

  • Coronavirus impact: UEFA postpones Euro 2020 by a year amidst COVID-19 threat Mar 18, 2020 01:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact: UEFA postpones Euro 2020 by a year amidst COVID-19 threat

    "The health of all those involved in the game is the priority, as well as to avoid placing any unnecessary pressure on national public services involved in staging matches" UEFA said in a statement.

  • Ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini arrested in 2022 World Cup probe Jun 18, 2019 08:38 PM IST

    Ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini arrested in 2022 World Cup probe

    Qatar was named to host the World Cup in a decision that triggered controversy over its suitability amid allegations of corruption that ultimately sparked FIFA's worst ever scandal five years later.

  • UEFA warns clubs about reopening cases related to violation of Financial Fair Play regulations Nov 13, 2018 11:44 AM IST

    UEFA warns clubs about reopening cases related to violation of Financial Fair Play regulations

    UEFA allows for only a 30 million euros deficit and insists "Financial Fair Play has led to a steep change in the health of the finances in European club football".

  • UEFA scores $230M sponsorship deal from Chinese's payment app 'Airpay' Nov 09, 2018 03:40 PM IST

    UEFA scores $230M sponsorship deal from Chinese's payment app 'Airpay'

    UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin was in Shanghai on November 9 to announce to the eight-year deal with Alipay to sponsor men's national team competitions

  • Champions League team fined Rs 27 lakh after cat disrupts match Jun 08, 2018 06:09 PM IST

    Champions League team fined Rs 27 lakh after cat disrupts match

    The match between Beşiktaş and Bayern Munich was held up in the second half of the game when a ginger cat strayed on to the ground.

  • FIFA's Sepp Blatter faces days of destiny Sep 28, 2015 12:11 PM IST

    FIFA's Sepp Blatter faces days of destiny

    The 79 year old Blatter was already set to quit in February next year, but having been placed under a criminal investigation by Swiss authorities, the end could come a lot sooner.

  • Platini announces FIFA presidency bid Jul 29, 2015 10:33 PM IST

    Platini announces FIFA presidency bid

    UEFA president Michel Platini ended weeks of uncertainty on Wednesday when he announced that he would stand for the presidency of FIFA in place of outgoing Sepp Blatter.

  • Chung to announce candidacy for FIFA presidency next month Jul 24, 2015 12:28 PM IST

    Chung to announce candidacy for FIFA presidency next month

    Former FIFA Vice President Chung Mong-joon plans to officially announce his candidacy for president of soccer's world governing body during a visit to Europe next month.

  • Putin, Blatter put troubles aside for 2018 World Cup Jul 23, 2015 08:15 AM IST

    Putin, Blatter put troubles aside for 2018 World Cup

    Putin has been cast as a villain in the West because of Russia's military involvement in Ukraine, while Blatter's presidency is ending next year in the wake of a huge scandal over alleged FIFA corruption.

  • Blatter departure date set as FIFA tries again with reforms Jul 21, 2015 08:09 AM IST

    Blatter departure date set as FIFA tries again with reforms

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced a reform taskforce to try to leave the troubled body in better shape when he finally stands down after a new leader of world football is elected in February.

  • FIFA to kick off Blatter succession process in July Jun 10, 2015 03:15 PM IST

    FIFA to kick off Blatter succession process in July

    Scandal-hit FIFA will hold an extraordinary executive committee meeting in July to discuss dates for the election to replace president Sepp Blatter, who announced his resignation next week.

  • Asia central to picking next FIFA chief Jun 04, 2015 03:25 PM IST

    Asia central to picking next FIFA chief

    The Middle East holds power at the 46-member Asian Football Confederation (AFC), the third largest of FIFA's six regional bodies but boasting the biggest and fastest growing population, a dream ticket for FIFA sponsors like Coca-Cola and Adidas.

  • ‘Not responsible‘ in FIFA corruption Scandal: FIFA Prez May 29, 2015 08:40 AM IST

    ‘Not responsible‘ in FIFA corruption Scandal: FIFA Prez

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter has condemned the "action of individuals" for bringing "shame and humiliation" on football.

  • David Gill will resign from FIFA if Blatter stays May 28, 2015 10:20 PM IST

    David Gill will resign from FIFA if Blatter stays

    The former Manchester United chief executive was only elected two months ago for a four-year term but he told reporters that the current scandal engulfing the world governing body made it impossible to serve under the Swiss.

  • UEFA members to back Jordan's Prince Ali as FIFA president May 28, 2015 09:43 PM IST

    UEFA members to back Jordan's Prince Ali as FIFA president

    A majority of UEFA's member associations will vote for Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al Hussein to succeed Sepp Blatter as the next FIFA president, UEFA President Michel Platini said on Thursday.

  • Money no object as English elite chase new Wayne Rooney Mar 28, 2013 08:37 AM IST

    Money no object as English elite chase new Wayne Rooney

    Whether by design, necessity, self-interest or because of all three, nurturing youngsters has become fashionable for England's elite with no expense spared in the hunt for the new Wayne Rooney or Steven Gerrard.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo, UEFA to give Afghans limbs: Red Cross Feb 13, 2013 10:12 PM IST

    Cristiano Ronaldo, UEFA to give Afghans limbs: Red Cross

    Soccer-player Cristiano Ronaldo is donating 100,000 euros on behalf of UEFA to help rehabilitate Afghans who have lost limbs, mostly landmine victims, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday.

  • Euro 2012: Untroubled Spain set up Portugal semi Jun 24, 2012 11:46 AM IST

    Euro 2012: Untroubled Spain set up Portugal semi

    Holders Spain set up a European Championship semi-final with Iberian rivals Portugal after an uninspiring 2-0 win over France on Saturday which featured yet another headed goal but prompted boos from a sometimes bored crowd.

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